In her first feature film leading role, Lady Gaga makes for a dazzling presence on screen. It’s no shock that she can sing like the dickens, but the pop star is entirely convincing as a young woman still unsure of her talent, and gradually learning to find her voice.
The 26th annual Rochester LGBT Film Festival takes place Thursday, October 4, through Sunday, October 14, and features dozens of film screenings that celebrate the world-wide cultures and stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
The annual Witness Palestine Film Festival seeks to examine the Palestine-Israel conflict from a human rights perspective, screening films that center the point of view of everyday citizens in the region and illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and occupied Palestinian territories.
Chronicling the life and career of filmmaker Hal Ashby, the lively and engaging documentary celebrates the artist behind such bona fide classics of the 1970s as “Harold and Maude,” “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo,” and “Being There.”
At the film's center are themes involving the importance of thinking critically about the world around you, learning to question established norms, and the realization that keeping people fearful can be a powerful governmental tool to control the population.
Even if only through the indelible children's folk rhyme, most people have at least a vague knowledge of Lizzie Borden and the infamous murders she stood accused of. The heart of the story lies in Lizzie's relationship with her family's live-in maid, who moves into the Borden house six months before the murders.